I have not been able to use it because the plugs in the laboratory are on gfi. We plan to have one of the plugs removed from the circuit. I am confident it will work great.
Blendtec in the first place, ever.
Tried many blenders with only this one totally pulverizing anything i have put into it. Mainly use this for making my daily smoothie that has returned me to good health. Other blenders leave little particles in the smoothie, but not this one. Very happy with this and they totally back the product. Had this blender for well over 5 years now. Here is my smoothie recipe (large size for 2-3 days). Hope it helps keep you healthy½ cup acai juice1 cup pomegranate juice1 or more bananas (overly ripe better)1/2 cup or so of kefir (super source of pro-biotics)at least 1 cup or more of organic, kale (no stems), and/or spinach, rainbow chard (stems too). The more the better1 small red beet (stems & leafs can be used too)1/2 – 3/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberriesabout 2-3 oz of walnuts***** above items are the most important for nutrient density 1 heaping tablespoon sprouted flax seed powder1/2 teaspoon powdered vit c (2,100 mg. Here are the specifications for the Blendtec Designer 675 Blender:
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- Includes motorbase and jar 3.8 is the horsepower for the model 725
- 1675 Watts 3.0 horsepower + 8 year warranty
- Plunger-free, easy-clean jar and uniquely blunt safety blade
- Quiet, ultra high-speed motor and hardened metal drive socket
- Smart touchscreen with 5 preset programs
We purchased the blendtec 675 in charcoal using a 20% coupon. We also were fortunate to receive the twister jar free as a promotion. I was vacillating between the blendtec and the vitamix next generation 750, but it came down to price, although i love the vitamix 750. I do feel the vitamix 750 seems more solidly built. I think the blendtec is a great blender; however, it is loud. Also i do not like the way the container/jar seems to wobble in the base during operation and the reason i didn’t give it 5 stars. I wish blendtec would have used a material on the base that grips the container more, so it doesn’t seem like it’s going to fly off during the higher speeds. The blendtec would benefit from a tamper. I tried to make a smoothie with some frozen fruit and cavitation did occur. I had to stop the machine and use a spatula to push the ingredients back down onto the blades.
We have done about 100 blends and so far this blender has met every expectation. Great pre-programmed options. Flexibility with the +10 seconds and pulse options. Very nice to have clean cycle. The one thing we did was purchase the twister jar, a smaller blender jar. This is so we could do nut butters and similar smaller quantity items. The only con i would say is that the box looked somewhat roughed up, but the unit seems fine – there was adequate foam around it.
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Blendtec makes an amazing blender. I have an older unit that was handed down to me years ago. I have no idea how old it was before it became mine, but it’s run like a champ. The only issue i had was the jar becoming stripped as it fit into the blender – just bought a new jar for $100 off amazon, and it’s like new again. Can’t really say enough about the quality of blendtec. Is it worth the $500-ish you spend?. Well that is really up to you. How often?where the blendtec shines for me is frozen items. I make a smoothie for breakfast nearly daily.
Love it , smoothie making is a pleasure and turns out great , i like knowing that it times it for me and if i need to tweet it i can just and additional 10 seconds. Have not been able to get the juicing to my satisfaction yet , but for the my needs so far it’s been great.
This win out to verify vitamix for us. Love the blade design and easier cleaning over vitamix. No sharp blade to cut yourself and very wide at bottom. Don’t need a tamper as the blender sucks the mix into itself. The programming front face works awesome. Can’t say enough good things. Jamba juice uses blend techs for good reason.
We are a gluten free family due to allergies and the cost of living that lifestyle is oftentimes difficult on finances. I make all of our breads and other treats, but buying all the flours and accidentally running out of one in the middle of a recipe is such a headache. I bought this to be able to grind oats and rice to make flour, and chose this over the vitamix because i only need one pitcher for wet, dry, and grain-type ingredients. They warned of clouding in the bottom of the pitcher if you do use grains, due to friction, but that doesn’t bother me at all. The company suggests having a separate pitcher just for grinding, really just for asthetics, but we are happy having one pitcher for it all. (saves space)i’ve been able to make rice and oat flour in only 45 secondswe’ve made smoothies, lemon ice, flours, hummus. And all of it has been incredible. So happy with this purchase.
We got this as a gift for my sister and she is absolutely in love with it. This blender can do so much and works so well.
We have owned different blenders including vitamix andwe always have prefer blendtec over the others. The horse power andheight of this blender makes a winner. Even though some people swear bythe vitamix, i always choose blendtec. I dont like the shoot stick for the vitamix. We have made an array of different food in this blentec. I made dressing,soup, whole juices (love apple with veggies), flour, bread crums, drinks. Thisis the most used appliance in our home after the stove. We use it everyday and it hasreplace my beloved breville juicer, i now like whole juices better than the traditional juices when thepulp is extracted.
I had purchased a blendtec blender years ago, and i love it. It got used almost daily, and the motor part never had a problem. The jar started leaking after about 3 years, but since we had filled out the warranty card, blendtec sent us a new one. So i didn’t need another blender – at 5 years old, it was still going strong. But this was offered to me for free to review. I feel like i won the lottery. Woo hoothis is the latest and greatest version, and it does not disappoint. It comes with the bigger ‘wildside’ jar, which means there are actually 5 sides. It looks square, but the extra ‘side’ means you can have a bigger jar and use the same base. The buttons are now part of a touch screen (instead of the actual buttons from the older version.
For years i’d watch video comparisons of the high-end consumer blenders. Vitamix seemed excellent but it didn’t clear the space on the counter under the cupboard. Also, the wide blendtec jar means i’m not wasting anything. But there are loads of great blenders. This one is truly my favorite though. Some months ago i purchased the blendtec total blender when it was selling for less than now. 0 horsepower – that’s a lot. Nevertheless, this 675 has 3. 8 horsepower – ridiculous power but good to have.
One year and my blendtec is awesome.
I know three other people with vita or blendtec level blenders. I know its sexy and bas a$$ to have one, but you probably don’t need it. Out of those three people 2 of them went and got cheaper ninja type small scale blenders to use for every day things. These blendtec blenders are commercial grade and very very loud. They absolutely pulp anything and everything you put in there. They have no especially low setting (if you need lower speed and want something a little quitter go with vitamix) but really shine on the tougher projects. Obliterating pumpkin for pumpkin pie. Destroying tomatoes or other veggies for a soup base.
Does everything and then more. So easy to use and to clean.
I bought this so i could have protein shakes at work as well as home – but this one is a bit more powerful. Compared to my previous blendtec total blender, this one has 3. 3, and comes with the wildside jar – instead of being a square shape, one of the corners is straightened to make things blend more smoothly. It does seem to make a smoother smoothie, too. And as an added bonus, it actually fits under my kitchen cupboards. It’s an essential item in my teeny tiny kitchen (in which most appliances don’t make the cut), so you know it’s good. This thing will handle whatever you throw at it – grinding nut butters making flour, juice, smoothies, crushing ice, you name it. Expensive, but our original is still going strong after over 1,000 blends (it has a counter)my only real complaint about this blender is the controls – there are no labels on any of the buttons – just pictures. If you’re just blending smoothies over and over again it probably won’t be a huge issue, but it threw me off the first few times. Buttons are easy to clean, though – they are flush with the panel, so just a quick wipe and you’re good to go. I look forward to blending thousands more smoothies with this thing.
I am moving into a new apartment after living in two different houses over the past 35 years, a new start as it were, and am applying a basic principle learned from the fine book on simplifying your life: bring nothing into your home unless it is useful or beautiful. See the life-changing magic of tidying up: the japanese art of decluttering and organizing by marie kondo. When this blender came up on vine, it required a major decision. I make many of my own meals, especially thick smoothies that i eat with a spoon, and a blender is perfect for those dishes. But since there is only one customer, a stick blender like conair cuisinart smart stick csb-75bc 200 watt 2 speed hand blender (brushed chrome) is probably sufficient for my purposes, and is certainly useful and beautiful. In the event i decided to make larger batches of smoothies and other soups ahead — there is an excellent freezer already in the apartment — and really give this blender a work out. So far it has made 25 batches of thick soups, hummus and smoothies, all flawlessly and with relatively easy cleanup. My only mild complaint is that it is really pretty noisy but the neighbors haven’t complained so far. If it continues to perform at this level, i will keep it; otherwise it will go to a thrift shop to be sold for the benefit of one of my favorite charities. Rossapril 2016addendum: the idea for thick smoothies came from the cleveland clinic last year, a great way to help control my weight by slowing down my eating. How to turn a smoothie into a hearty, healthy bowl: slow down and enjoy a health trend, by kristin kirkpatrick, ms, rd, ld | 4/30/15 for on-the go meals, smoothies have been an option for years. From the franchises you see around town to the make-at-home versions you’ve tried in your own blender, these thick drinks — when made properly and enjoyed in appropriate portions — provide a healthy meal alternative. But lately the trend is shifting from portable glasses to hearty bowls — and from grab and go to sit and enjoy. The “smoothie bowls” you’ve seen on instagram or pinterest take basic components of a smoothie, add less liquid and more thickening ingredients, and are topped with nutrient-dense, fiber-filled superfoods.
So far like it better than vitamix still early on but feeling happy so far.
If you need a super powerful blender to pulverize food, this is the blender for you. For normal use, it is almost too powerful for me, but with the hubby’s upcoming jaw surgery, it will be a blessing. He will need to drink everything through a straw for four weeks so this will expand his repertoire. It is a little scary with its power. For smoothies, it’s a great machine, but for milkshakes, it overdoes it or i overdo having not mastered this machine yet. So consider what you need and the price point, of course, since this is an expensive machine. I like the jar and blade design. I like the blendtec brand and have a lower eand model, but this seemed like a good choice for the aforementioned jaw surgery.